McCown's longspur

Mc·​Cown's longspur
variants: or less commonly McCown's bunting \ mə̇ˈkau̇nz-​ \

Definition of McCown's longspur

: a brownish gray longspur (Rhynchophanes mccowni) of central North America with black markings on head, back, and throat and predominantly white underparts

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History and Etymology for McCown's longspur

after John P. McCown, 19th century American army officer

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“McCown's longspur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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